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Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote July 7th @ 6 pm (Please note date change!)
Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote Film Screening & Panel Discussion Thursday, July 7th @ 6 pm (PLEASE NOTE: Date moved to not compete with Jan 6th hearings)
Speakers/Panelists will include:
- Andrea Miller,Executive Director, Center for Common Ground
- Dave Daley,Senior Fellow, FairVote
- Shenita Chism,Social Justice Director, National Children’s Campaign
with a special film introduction by Robert Greenwald, Producer & Director, Brave New Films
View trailer @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RhrbEh-osI
Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote (2022), by Robert Greenwald, is a powerful documentary about the growing threat of voter suppression and election sabotage to our 2022 midterm elections. In 2021, 19 states passed 34 new voter laws following the Big Lie of the 2020 election. The film focuses on this recent wave of voter suppression and subversion laws being enacted in states, and how the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp provides a blueprint for today’s voter suppression laws across the country.
Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote now includes perspectives from voters in Arizona, Florida, Texas, and Georgia that highlight how these new laws will affect their constitutional right to vote. Suppression tactics covered in the film include: Registration hurdles; Polling place closures; Voter purges; Missing absentee ballots; Extreme wait times at polling locations; Exact match disqualifications; New vote by mail limitations; Changes to ballot collection and drop off; and more. Voter suppression laws disproportionately affect American Students, Senior Citizens, Black, Indigenous, Latino, and People of Color from casting their ballots. Suppressed and Sabotaged 2022 is a call to action against the calculated, unconstitutional and racist attacks intended to suppress the right to vote in America.
The Election Committee has requested the 8th LDDCC Chair call an Emergency General Membership Meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7pm, via Zoom. It will be a single topic meeting to consider endorsing Democrat John Christenson for 8th LD Representative, Position 2. With primary ballots dropping soon, the Committee suggested that a decision should be made ASAP and before the regularly scheduled July meeting. We will make this meeting as short as possible and please attend as a quorum is required.
Meeting Notification: Emergency General Membership Meeting, 8th LDDCC
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Place: Zoom, Link Provided Below the Agenda
Call to order Adoption of Agenda New Business: Election Chair's Remarks. (Shir) John Christenson will be invited to speak to the membership. 3 minute time limit. Comments from the membership. 1 minute per speaker. Shall the 8th LDDCC endorse John Christenson for 8th LD Representative, Position 2? Vote. Adjourn
8th LD is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: 8th LD General Membership Emergency Meeting
Time: July 7, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 843 3559 8116
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Preparing for the Election Tuesday, July 12th @ 6 pm PT
Are you or a woman you know interested in running for office?
WON (Women in Office Now) is a new project of Fix Democracy First Education Fund providing FREE training to help women successfully run for local, state or federal offices. Join us for our next training session: July 12th @ 6 pm: Training Module 10 Preparing for the Election - with special guest speaker Temple Lentz, Clark County Council Member • Primaries and general election differences • Candidate questionnaires and forums • Mobilizing your base • Motivating staff and volunteers • Endorsements • Canvassing • Media outreach • GOTV! - Get out the vote • Preparing for the results - good or bad Register HERE for Training Module 10
Did you miss any of our previous sessions? You can view them HERE! Training 1 - Why Should I Run for Office? Training 2 - Where to Start? Questions to Ask Yourself Training 3 - The Basics of Running for Office - w/ special guest Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor & SOS Candidate Training 4 - Running a Campaign - What do I need to know? Training Module 5 - Choosing Your Campaign Team - with guest speaker Cassidy Butler from IBEW Local 89 Training 6 - Campaign Communications - with special guest speaker Kristine Reeves, former WA State Rep & Candidate for the 30th LD Training 7 - Campaign Finance - with special guest speaker Scott Haley from WA's Public Disclosure Commission Training 8 - Fundraising for My Campaign with special guest speaker Madalene Mielke, President & CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Training 9 - Campaign Forums and Interviews with special guest speaker Kathy Sakahara
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PLEASE NOTE: Each module has a separate registration link. You are welcome to attend any one of these or all of them! July 12th @ 6 pm: Training Module 10 Preparing for the Election - with special guest speaker Temple Lentz, Clark County Council Member • Primaries and general election differences • Candidate questionnaires and forums • Mobilizing your base • Motivating staff and volunteers • Endorsements • Canvassing • Media outreach • GOTV! - Get out the vote • Preparing for the results - good or bad Register HERE for Training Module 10 July 26th @ 6 pm: Training Module 11 After the Campaign: What happens next? Evaluating your campaign • I’ve won! Now what? • I’ve lost. Now what? • What worked? What didn’t? • Acknowledging your team & volunteers • Thanking your base & donors • Final fundraising reporting • Make sure all loose ends are taken care of Register HERE for Training Module 11 Aug 9th @ 6 pm: Training Module 12 Preparing for Taking Office • Choosing your team for success • Putting together your office schedule • Research legislative procedures & timeline • Joining legislative committees • Meeting with constituents • What’s going to be my legislative focus & priorities? • Caucusing with fellow office holders • Following through on commitments Register HERE for Training Module 12
All session presentations will be recorded. You can view past recordings and resources @ fixdemocracyfirst.org/won
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Candidate Forums for the 2022 Primary Election are coming! Save the week of July 11th at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the League Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties and produced by PBS – Northwest Public Broadcasting, they will be available at nwpb.org, KTNW, and YouTube. They will also be available on the League’s website and Face Book at lwv-bf.org, Badger Club’s website at columbiabasinbadgers.com and through the Cities of Richland and Pasco at ci.richland.wa.us and Pasco-wa.gov. Viewing will remain accessible through Primary Election Day August 2nd.
Featuring a total of six races with three or more candidates each:
8th Legislative District – 3 Races
Senate, Representative Position 1, Representative Position 2
16th Legislative District – 1 Race
Representative Position 1
Benton County Commissioner – 1 Race
Commissioner District 2
4th Congressional District – 1 Race
This is just a reminder that the Washington State organization of the League of Women Voters has some excellent resources on becoming involved in your democracy.